TED NGHIEM

 

I am a Philadelphia based food and culture photographer and writer.  To better describe my work, I think food anthropologist-photographer would be a more appropriate description.  Food, and more importantly the people and history behind it, is a way to discover someone's culture from the nuanced spices, methods of cooking, and discussion on how today's dish came from yesterday's.  I find purpose in trying to discover how we relate to a culture, on a macro level, and how we, as individuals, identify ourselves within a culture.  Using food as a launching point in documenting how we identify with our ethnic culture and the culture we live in. 

My approach to photographing food and food is letting the subjects speak for themselves, using natural window light or strobes.

When able to, I travel often and explore as deeply into a culture as possible.  I have been across the states, into Europe, and South East Asia. 

Outside of food and travel, you can find me mountain biking.

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My work can be found: Saveur, Philadelphia Magazine, Lonely Planet, Mood magazine, Edible Philly.

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Philadelphia based food photographer

ted@tednghiem.com

(856) 261 5147

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